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The 2011 Masters, Live Coverage: Rory Mcilroy Leads, Tiger Woods Finishes -1, Phil Mickelson on the Course

As Thursday at the 2011 Masters rolls on, the leaderboard is starting to take shape. Northern Ireland’s Rory Mcilroy shot a bogey free 65 to take the outright lead at -7 so far, but there area number of players nipping at his heels. Tiger Woods started off decently, while Phil Mickelson has been very steady today as well.

Former PGA Champion Y.E. Yang hit a ridiculous second shot on the par 5 13th to set him up with a 2-foot eagle putt, pushing him to -5. Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar are 3 shots back of Mcilroy at -4, while Ross Fisher, Brandt Snedeker, and Kim Kyung-tae are tied at -3.

Tiger Woods finished with a -1 par 71, that consisted of 3 birdies and two bogies. A lot of his putts were grazing the edge of the cup, and if a few more of them fell, he’d be right up there around the leaders.

Phil Mickelson has had 8 straight pars to start his day off, and will look to gain some shots on the leaders on the back nine.

Stockton native Ricky Barnes sits at -2 thru 11 holes, while Sacramento’s Nick Watney and Standford University’s David Chung finished the day with even par 72’s.

Full leaderboard can be found here.

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